Documents publically or otherwise available
It is not necessary to make a freedom of information application for documents that are already publically available such as agency annual reports, budget statements, public registers, the electoral roll and so on.
Government agencies may also be prepared to give access to documents not publically available outside of the freedom of information process.
If you want to find out whether documents are publically available or available outside of freedom of information you can check the website of the relevant State Government agency, Government Minister, Local Council or University, or contact the agency's FOI Officer or Unit directly and ask.
Agency Information Statements may also list documents that are publically available or available outside the freedom of information process. Information Statements are published on agency websites or in agency annual reports.
Regularly requested government information published online
Some government information that is regularly requested by the public is now being published by government agencies on their websites for everyone to access. This information includes government expenditure on credit cards, mobile phones, overseas travel and more. To access this information visit www.sa.gov.au.
Cabinet documents published online
Some Cabinet documents between 10 and 20 years old are published on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.